Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
When I was in 4th grade my bestfriend Nicole's grandmother made us this one night. Im 23 now, and i've never forgotten it. I think the "cool" part is that once it dries you really can't tell that the chocolate is on there. It's a fantastic surprise.
- 6 ounces of nestle white chocolate chips
- 2 (3 1/3 ounce) bags popcorn (Stay away from the buttery kind)
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. (Watch it closely if you use the microwave).
- Microwave 2 bags of popcorn or pop about 7 oz. popcorn kernels.
- In a large tub, (or 2 large bowls) drizzle melted white chocolate over popcorn. Mix and fluff as you go. Your looking for a light coat of chocolate on the popcorn -- too much will make the popcorn soggy and spongy.
- Let popcorn cool in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens. This is a great time to scoop servings of the popcorn into large ziplock baggys for easy storage.
- **Try bringing this to the party/couch/campout/slumberparty and letting your guest discover that it's not ordinary popcorn on their own ;) It's the greatest 1/2 a sec. in your life before you figure out what's goin' on.
I love this recipe and I have adapted it over the years. I go to a candy supply store and buy the colored chocolate and make a batch of green and a batch of red then mix them together when dry. I also started using a large brown paper bag to mix. Just add popcorn, then add chocolate and shake. Put on a baking sheet to set. LOVE this as a snack anytime or as a great "candy dish" item for any holiday!! Color to suit!!
Perhaps I'm a sweetaholic, but I think the ratio of chocolate to popcorn needs to be modified. I made 7 oz (unpoppoed) popcorn and melted 6 oz chocolate and only used about 2/3 of the popcorn on the popped kernels. Next time, I'm going to try 6oz popcorn and 6 oz chocolate.<br/>I also add just a splash of water or milk to my chocolate to make it drizzle better and coat the popcorn.<br/>On the whole though, great idea that I never had had before! Shocking what great things one can do with two staples!
Loved how sneaky this recipe is for tricking others into thinking it is just normal popcorn!! But the flavor really stands out on your first bite. I first tried this as written with white chocolate chips that had been sitting up in my cabinet in a ziplock bag and then wouldn't melt in either a double boiler or then when I put it in the microwave, they were too old. When I opened a new bag, this worked perfectly, now I need to use the rest of the bag(of white chocolate chips) soon in other recipes, lol!! Thanks for sharing such a fun and yummy recipe. Made for "Best of 2012" recipe tag game.